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Don't believe e-cigarette hype

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Posted: Sunday, November 3, 2013 9:10 am

Several weeks back, “Saturday Night Live” spoofed the increasing ubiquity and purported safety of e-cigarettes by touting its own fictitious product — “e-meth.” The skit, which included “Breaking Bad’s” Jesse Pinkman (actor Aaron Paul), offered e-meth as a sensible smokeless alternative to crystal meth itself — a completely far-fetched and ridiculous claim.

It was also quite laughable — until you realize that e-cigarette companies are hawking their product as a “safe cigarette” in much the same way.

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